Magical Uses: Used in love divination and incense to sooth tempers between two lovers. Basil brings wealth to those who carry it in their pockets and is used to attract customers to a place of business by placing at the till on the doorstep. Basil is strewn onto floors as evil cannot live in the same place. It is also used in exorcism incenses and purification baths. Small amounts can be placed in each room to bring protection. Basil given as a gift brings good luck to a new home.